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10 Ways (under $25) To Treat Yourself

A wise Anna Quendlin has said: “Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of gray cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves how… Read More

Spring Mornings

Now that it’s warm enough, my mornings with Juniper go as follows: Wake up, make coffee, feed the dog, then prop the door open to the veranda and start work at my desk. The true lion that she is, Juniper has always loved sunbathing and will go sprawl out on the deck while I start my day–… Read More

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Pasta Better

Pasta is one of the easiest, fastest things to cook at home. When you’ve had a long day, when it’s rainy, when you forgot to eat and drank two glasses of wine instead — all you want for dinner is a plate of pasta, right? I absolutely despise the word “elevates” in this context, but… Read More


Let’s talk about fashion fads! Generally speaking, I tend to ignore them. Birkenstocks, for example, are suddenly all over the place again, but I’ve never really liked the way they somehow make my feet look even wider – so I’ll probably pass on the birky train. Instead, I try to stick to what I’m instinctively drawn to, what feels… Read More